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A lot of the questions that came up during @LibyaDesk consultations in #Tunis had to do with the return of former #Gaddafi officials and supporters to the scene.
It came as no surprise that a lot of the available information was false.
This thread will attempt to clarify things.
Since 2011, tribes and figures that supported the former strongman were sidelined and persecuted, forcing many to flee #Libya.
The first return of ‘green’ Libyans (Gaddafi supporters) was in 2014 #Benghazi when #Haftar called on them to assist in the war against #terrorism.
This created a safe zone in east of #Libya which resulted in many families in exile that could no longer afford living in #Egypt or #Tunisia to move to towns in the east.
Politically, the first return of former #Gaddafi officials to political life was due to #Sarraj..
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Something I wrote/said has been banned by:
-Egypt,article on domestic violence, 1981
-Saudi Arabia,columns on feminism & anti-Mubarak protests,2006
-Pakistan,column on Muslim women & sex,2016
-Australia, for asking “how many rapists must we kill before men stop raping women?”2019
It’s instructive that in all four instances when I was censored, my writing/speaking about women, violence against women, women’s sexuality, etc were the reason.

#Egypt. #Saudi Arabia. #Pakistan. #Australia.

Fuck the patriarchy.
In 2016, #Pakistan censored a column I wrote for NYT on Muslim women and sex, running a blank space instead. And here we are in 2019, and #Australia has censored an episode of a TV show because I asked “How many rapists must we kill before men stop raping women” and said “fuck.”
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1889 Hargrave Jennings

1833 Rev JB Deane
The Worship of the Serpent…
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Remembering the Jewish refugees from #Syria and the immense suffering which Syria has never made amends for.

I made these images several years ago. Still, years later, not one country has made amends. Today on Memorial Day, we remember. #JewishRefugees
Remembering the Jewish refugees from #Tunisia and the suffering which Tunisia has never made amends for.

Today on Memorial Day for the Jewish refugees from Arab countries, we remember. #JewishRefugees
Remembering the Jewish refugees from #Yemen and the suffering which Yemen has never made amends for. Arab states ethnically cleansed their Jews - yet the world is silent.

Today on Memorial Day for the Jewish refugees from Arab countries, we remember. #JewishRefugees
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Something is afoot on Egyptian Twitter, the number two trend in Egypt right now is "we reject total Turkish Imperialism". This is trending despite being only around 313 tweets produced by 140 unique accounts. Curious... #Egypt #disinformation
What's strange about this trend is that it was started by an account ostensibly posing as a Qatar-based info-account for all types of forums. (The accounts posts are generic and generally promote Qatar). However it is suspicious. It was founded in November 2015 but only has
3/ 221 tweets. The first tweet was recent, October 7th 2019. Why would an account wait 4 years to send its first tweet. More likely it is a re purposed account that has had its history scrubbed. Apart from the generic posts, it posted something very bizarre today...
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#Egypt raids Mada Masr one of the last independent news outlets…
#Egypt police raid news outlet Mada Masr after journalist arrest
#Egyptian independent media outlet Mada Masr says police raided office…
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I often use the term Muslim Brotherhood/ ikhwan in Arabic. It is a global Islamist organization founded in #Egypt by a Islamic scholar Hassan al-Banna in 1928 he wrote a book about Jihad.
Learn about the Muslim Brotherhood in America 🇺🇸 it's Free ↘

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 1: The Threat Doctrine of #Shariah and the Muslim Brotherhood on @YouTube

This is #Hamas in #Gaza The @StateDept classifies them and many other Palestinian Terrorists as Foreign Terrorist Organizations or FTO
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[Thread] #ISIS snipers in #Egypt|ian #Sinai province #ISIS-SP.

They operate mainly in the northeastern coastal areas of the peninsula and are well known and regarded as some of the best snipers of ISIS.

Their most commonly used weapons are Romanian PSL DMRs with their 1/15
standard scope and no modifications. The Egyptian military uses PSL only very limited, so they could get some of them, but probably not all, other sources are smuggled from Libya or bought from militant Palestinian groups in Gaza. 2/15
A rarely used rifle is the SVD Dragunov DMR which was probably captured, bought or stolen by the Egyptian military. A similarly rarely used rifle is an FAL, which is mostly equipped with a Picatiny Scope mount and a rifle scope. They were obtained in the same way as the SVD. 3/15
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@atensnut @POTUS
It is said "their desire to publicly show-off their symbols will be their downfall"
#cabal #babylon #aleppo #egypt #cult
Troilus TROYlius "beautiful youth murdered" Notice #motif upon ancient art.
#bathhouse in #aleppo matches cf. #isaackappy "dead man's switch #USA
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November 9, 1977: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat announces in the Egyptian Parliament that he is willing to go to Israel to speak to the Knesset, in search of peace.

1/ The Yom Kippur War broke the “conception” (hakontseptzia) that Israel had of it being invincible to local challenges from its neighbours. Though Israel ultimately succeeded in its efforts during the YK War, the early Egyptian gains restored morale throughout the Arab world.
2/ Sadat was the Egyptian President of the Yom Kippur War, and became known as the “Hero of the Crossing” (of the Suez Canal). As a result of the outcome of the war, Israel recognized Egypt’s military strength and the US tried to bring Egyptians and Israelis to the peace table.
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My take on the latest saga relating to the #GERD, mainly focusing on the key element of the official joint statement of #Egypt, #Ethiopia, #Sudan, #US & #WorldBank which was released following the meeting held in the US on 6th of November 👇

The key word is "INVOKED" 1/9
#Egypt achieved its main goal by getting #Ethiopia to agree to invoke Article 10 of the 2015 Declaration of Principle should the ministers of the tripartite failed to reach an agreement by 15 January 2020. Ethiopia shouldn't have attended the meeting, let alone an agreement. 2/9
The fundamental question is: why is #Egypt now keen on invoking Article 10 of the 2015 Declaration? Why not in the past? It's been nearly five years since this Declaration

Let me start with the basics by identifying the critical item that would raise eyebrows in Article 10: 3/9
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It is instructive that the two times I’ve been on newspaper front pages have been because I offended and upset patriarchy: today in this Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper in #Australia and in 2017 in a pro-regime paper in #Egypt
I’m on a front page in #Australia because I said “fuck” on Monday’s episode of TV show Q & A and drew an imaginary scenario of violence against men that upset some viewers more than the actual violence men subject women to daily. #qanda
And in 2017, I was on that front page in an #Egyptian paper - which called me a “sex activist” - because I called Trump the American Sisi (in a column I wrote for the New York Times.)
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In near empty UN press briefing room, @UN_Spokesperson Haq starts with "Happy Halloween" then says ghoulish @AntonioGuterres is in Turkey, with no discussion of press freedom or Inner City Press Q on #Halkbank & #Honduras and today's other Qs - thread
@UN_Spokesperson @antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @hondurassol @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong Banned Inner City Press asked What are the comments and actions if any of SG @AntonioGuterres on the filing now in 2d Circuit that UN briber Patrick Ho entered the UN 10/9/2014, 11/14-7/2014, 12/5/2014, 3/4-9/2015, 4/21/2015, 3/3/2016, 3/28-30/2016, 4/20-27/2016
@UN_Spokesperson @antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @hondurassol @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @sdnylive @tingdc Banned Inner City Press asked on #Honduras, again, what assurances do the UN have that the $50,000 you bragged about getting is not from the $1 million JOH was shown to have taken from narco trafficking El Chapo?
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In 1259 AD, 𝘔𝘢𝘮𝘭𝘶𝘬 Sultans took over the Egyptian throne from the 𝘈𝘺𝘺𝘶𝘣𝘪𝘥𝘴. Mamluks stretched from #Egypt to #Delhi. Mamluks were a peculiar people. #Mamluk sultanate was a self-perpetuating military oligarchy that lasted for more than 260 years.
In 1206, Qutb ud-din Aibak, a Mamluk Turkic general of Central Asian descent established the Slave dynasty in Delhi Sultanate. The name 'slave' fell for a terrible yet grudgingly admirable reason. Mamluks purchased youths from Turkic tribes. They were given rigorous training.
They were trained in Islam, military skills, horsemanship and archery, then freed to become soldiers in cavalry regiments. Mamluk system banned sons of soldiers to become soldiers.
Twelve military schools were established with 1200 capacity each, imparting rigorous discipline.
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#Amnesty raising Alarm & Says #Turkey sending #Syrian #Refugees back to #Syria #SafeZone. Amnesty should also reminded the world that: #Europe does Not want & is NOT accepting any of these refugees. - - -…
The Ludicrous Hypocrisy is so obvious & transparent: #Turkey has been hosting-housing-feeding 3+ Mil Syrian Refugees for YEARS (including healthcare & is education!) While #EU doing everything they can to avoid them entry. How is that for “Human Rights” Motto??! Enough already!
Do you know how much #Turkey has spent on #Syria refugees In the last 6 years? Over $40 Billion. Do you know how much the entire European nations in #EU contributed to this? Less than $5 Billion. Don’t let the #MSM misinform & fool you on this topic!
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The elephant in the room that prompted #Lebanon's protests. A Whatsapp tax? Who came with this silly idea?… #IMF
You don't tax a population without first providing services. The Lebanese state doesn't provide basic services. However, the #IMF has one size fits all policy to make the state collect taxes when it lends money, and it doesn't care about other aspects of the economy.
Let's talk about services the Lebanese state provides to its citizens:
Water? Barely
Health care? A big No
Internet? Slowest in the world
Electricity? No
Infrastructure? No
Qs arise to where did international loan money go & why shld citizens pay taxes w/o receiving services?
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46. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼…
21 to 40. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼…
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Live Updates: Turkey's offensive Peace Spring in northeastern Syria begins
UPDATE: President Erdogan announces beginning of Turkey's operation in Syria

MORE: People flee border Town in northeast Syria - eyewitness
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#Turquie L’armée et ses alliés franchiront sous peu la frontière avec la #Syrie.
"Les militants des #YPG ont deux options: ils peuvent faire défection ou nous allons les empêcher de perturber nos efforts contre #ISIS."
#Turkey #Daesh #EI #Kurds #Syria…
#Syrie "Au cours d'un appel téléphonique avec le président Recep Tayyip #Erdogan dimanche, le président #Trump a accepté de transférer la direction de la campagne contre l'État islamique à la #Turquie."
selon le porte-parole d'Erdogan, dans le #WashingtonPost
#Syria #Turkey #USA
#Syrie L’offensive de la #Turquie & ses alliés djihadistes viserait Tal Abiad & Ras al Ain dans quelques heures (à confirmer).
Cette nuit, des cellules de l'#EI ont attaqué des postes de police & d'autres centres à #Raqqa.
#ISIS #Daesh #Turkey #Syria
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